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# Pope

Last month
August 2023
Debunked: Irish users among those fooled by AI image of Pope in front of huge crowds
Headlines were made by a previous fake Francis photo, AI-generated by a man on magic mushrooms who wanted “to see the Pope in a funny jacket”.
This year
Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals, including prelates from Jerusalem and Hong Kong
The pontiff announced his selection during his weekly public appearance in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican.
Pope returns to Vatican after hospital tests following bronchitis bout
The ANSA news agency said the pope went to Rome’s Gemelli hospital this morning for checks.
Zelenskyy meets Pope as Germany unveils more arms for Ukraine
Pope Francis, who last hosted Zelenskyy at the Vatican in February 2020, has repeatedly called for peace in Ukraine.
Pope Francis: Those criminalising homosexuality are 'wrong'
The Pontiff has written a letter clarifying his earlier comments about homosexual acts being a sin.
Pilgrims keep streaming to Vatican to honour Pope Benedict
The former pontiff’s body is lying in state after his death on Saturday.
Tens of thousands pay tribute to ex-pope Benedict at Vatican
Today is the first day of three days of lying-in-state at St Peter’s Basilica.
Last year
Irish and world leaders pay tributes as former pope Benedict XVI dies aged 95
Benedict XVI resigned as pope in 2013.
His health had been in decline, with Pope Francis calling for prayers in recent days
Benedict will be buried in the papal tombs under St Peter's Basilica
The German pope emeritus, whose birth name was Joseph Ratzinger, had been living a quiet life since his shock decision to step down
Pope Benedict XVI dead at 95: From the Nazi Youth to the papacy
Pope Benedict XVI dead at 95: From the Nazi Youth to the papacy
The German national became pontiff in 2005.
Ex-pope Benedict's condition remains 'stable', Vatican says
Pope Francis said on Wednesday his predecessor was “very ill”.
Pope removes entire leadership of Vatican-based Caritas charity
This comes after outside experts highlighted management and procedural “deficiencies”.
'We were a pure Catholic nation - and anyone who challenged that in any way was punished'
The latest episode of Redacted Lives, The Journal’s new podcast, explores the power nexus between Church and State in Ireland.
The latest episode of Redacted Lives, The Journal's new podcast, explores the power nexus between Church and State
High Walls examines how and why so many unmarried mothers and their children were incarcerated in Ireland
Éamon de Valera tried to have the Constitution approved by the pope in 1937, Órla Ryan reports
Redacted Lives: The second episode of our new documentary series is out now
Pope Francis says he may have to slow down or retire
The 85-year-old pope has been using a wheelchair more frequently due to knee pain.
Pope Francis apologises for ‘catastrophic’ school abuses in Canada
The pontiff said the forced assimilation of native peoples into Christian society destroyed their cultures.
Pope Francis fuels speculation on future
Italian and Catholic media have been rife with unsourced rumours that the 85-year-old, who is suffering mobility problems, might resign.
All time
Pope asks young people to resist ‘consumerist sirens’ as he ends Greece visit
He finished his five day trip to Greece and Cyprus today.
Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis runs into overtime
Biden’s support of abortion rights and same-sex marriage has put him at odds with many US bishops.
Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour
The pontiff was due to celebrate an open-air Mass on the last day of his visit.
Iraqi Shiite leader says Christians should live 'in security and peace' after meeting Pope Francis
Pope Francis met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Iraq today.
Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq
Pope Francis is set to meet the revered Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf.
Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions
The Pope made the comments in a documentary released today.
Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial
George Pell was convicted but ultimately absolved by Australia’s High Court of sex abuse allegations.
Pleasures of food and sex are 'simply divine', Pope Francis says
“The Church has condemned inhuman, brutish, vulgar pleasure, but has on the other hand always accepted human, simple, moral pleasure,” he added.
Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque
Turkish president Erdogan formally converted the museum back into a mosque on Friday.
Pope visit and extreme weather send profits at Dublin Zoo company tumbling
Profits last year decreased by 71% from €2.6 million to €765,000.
Pope's charity aide climbs down manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of people in Rome
It is believed the supply had been shut off due to unpaid electricity bills amounting to around €300,000.
Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution
Benedict has written a 6,000-word essay for Klerusblatt, a German monthly magazine for clergy.
'Unacceptable' - Sale prop Pope banned after second failed drugs test
The 21-year-old has received a six-month ban after testing positive for cocaine and cannabis.
Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases
Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, is the highest-ranking Catholic official in Chile.
Pope calls child sex abuse like 'human sacrifice', vows 'all-out battle'
His address to bishops at the end of a landmark summit promised an “all-out battle” against abusive priests,
Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns
His admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns.
You don't have to take a 7 day break on the contraceptive pill to appease the Pope anymore
Research shows the break provides no health benefit.
Red carpets, flags, golf buggies - the €17.8m spent by OPW on Pope visit
Figures show the OPS spent €2,404 on flowers and more than €6,000 for the hire of ATM units.
Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit
Bishop Kevin Doran blamed negative media coverage in the run up to the event for the shortfall.
Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct
Pope Francis approved a study into how the US cardinal rose through the ranks of the Catholic Church despite allegations against him.
Majority of people think Pope Francis 'didn't go far enough' on child abuse during Irish visit
That’s according to an Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times.
'A country transformed': How the world's media covered the pope's Irish visit
Correspondents came to Ireland to witness how the Pope would be received.
Pope Francis 'will not say a word' about allegations he ignored abuse claims against US cardinal
The claims were made in a letter by former Vatican envoy Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.
Pope to Irish bishops: Way Church confronts abuse 'can offer an example to society as a whole'
The pope met with the bishops before heading to the airport.
Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers
A vigil to remember babies who died at the home is being held this afternoon.